There are a variety of conditions that can lead to chronic shoulder pain, including rotator cuff tears, severe fractures, and even the natural degeneration that occurs after years of wear and tear on the shoulder joint. If you live in the Chapel Hill area and you are suffering from constant shoulder pain, North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic can help. We offer treatment options – including shoulder replacement surgery – designed to eliminate pain and allow the patient to resume an active lifestyle. Our fellowship-trained surgeons are committed to providing patient-centered care and will always explore nonsurgical treatment options first, when possible.

About Shoulder Replacement Procedures

When you consult with the orthopedic specialists at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic, we will review your symptoms and medical history to determine if total shoulder replacement surgery is the proper course of action for your specific case. Also known as total shoulder arthroplasty, a shoulder replacement procedure involves the restoration of damaged surfaces in the shoulder joint by implanting artificial ones that will allow for the smooth and pain-free operation of the joint. Scar tissue may also need to be removed, and muscles must be balanced.

Contact North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic today if you would like to determine if you are a candidate for total shoulder replacement surgery. We even offer next-day appointments for Chapel Hill-area patients who are experiencing severe pain and need to see a surgeon quickly.